Aloha, Poker Players Alliance
Is there is room in the PPA's tent for prediction market interests? Probably not, but it is worth looking into, especially since they are characterizing their request as a "skill game exemption".
If not, while I don't begrudge the PPA their relative progress, I would not be inclined to support their efforts to attain an exemption for the game. According to PPA President Michael Bocherek, "While we are working toward the short-term goal of a poker exemption, the PPA will also be laying the foundation for the eventual U.S. regulation of online poker. This is the only proven public policy for online gaming."
Perhaps they ought to keep to their long-term goals, as in the short-term, poker is a game of chance.
You could say that these opinions are divisive, but I would counter that it's up to the PPA to determine how specific their interests are. The more they act like a privilege-seeking special interest, the more my general libertarian support for all forms of legal gaming is trumped.